Cyprus : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 21/11/1994



Map of Cyprus island with surrounding air routes - Enroute Chart, Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR), Airbus A310 from Cyprus Airways, and 50th anniversary logo.


Specimen stamp.



Cancelled to Order (CTO).


Stamp with lower margin.


Upper left corner block of 4 stamps.

From the marginal inscription, the words ΚYΠΡIAKH ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ mean REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS in English or RÉPUBLIQUE CHYPRIOTE in French.


Upper right corner block of 4 stamps with Control Number.


Lower right corner block of 4 stamps.



Variety: orange dot to the right of figure 30 (see details of left stamp).


Proof for printing; printed on color paper.

Could also have been used as gift.

Official First Day Cover.


Official First Day Cover, with “TIMHƩ ENEKEN” “COMPLIMENTARY” hand-stamp applied by the Cyprus Postal Services. TIMHƩ ENEKEN literally translated means PRICE HONORARY or COMPLIMENTARY.


Private First Day Cover.


Maximum card - Airbus A310-203 of Cyprus Airways, registered 5B-DAS in Cyprus - Date of cancel: 14 December 1994 at Larnaca Airport.


First day illustrated card (20.5x15 cm) with full description on obverse and chart of the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) as shown on the stamp. 2,200 Cards were printed; serial number on the back; stamp and card designed by George Simonis, under the auspices of the Cyprus Philatelic Society.


Philatelic card designed by S. Hadjimichael with full description on obverse - Airbus A310-231 of Cyprus Airways, registered 5B-DAT in Cyprus - Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR). 4,200 cards were printed – Hand-stamped control number – Size: 31.5x21.5cm.


Philatelic notice – Error in the French Text: in the official name of the Organization (Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale), only the first word is capitalized.


Background: The full name of the Organization (International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO) is translated in Greek by: Διεθνής Οργανισμός Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας; thus the acronym Δ.Ο.Π.Α. found in the emblem, to the right of the digits 50. The acronym I.C.A.O. is shown at the left of those digits.